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Dermabrasion for Tattoo Removal?

I am looking to use dermabrasion for tattoo removal. I have had several laser treatments, most of which were expensive and only mildly successful. One tribal tattoo on my arm has been "zapped" with laser 7 times and it is still very visible. It has faded, yes, but I'm just not willing to go through an indefinite number of laser treatments to get the result that is still not guaranteed. On other tattoos I've had 4 sessions each, and while some have responded, others not so much because some lighter, flourescent colors really never get "seen" by the laser anwyway. I would rather have the scarring from dermabrasion if it removes the design of the tattoo than to have the tattoo still showing, albeit faded.

I've spent too much time and money to continue down the laser route, and as I mentioned, I'm willing to risk the scarring from dermabrasion to just get these tattoos removed once and for all.

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Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Tatto Removal
March 7, 2010 6:09 PM

The effectiveness of tattoo removal depend on the depth of the ink. Home made tattoo are deep)
There are many lasers that CLAIM to remove tattoos. However ther arespecific lasers to (more)
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